Too many essential questions remain unanswered to allow parent drops direct into classrooms, says a national school safety expert. Curtis Lavarello pleads with the Sarasotas County School Board to "apply the brakes."
The School Board of Sarasota County and the Sarasota Classified/Teachers Association are happy to announce a tentative agreement on a labor contract that will cover the approximately 5,200 employees of the School District. This agreement covers the 2021-22 school year. Teachers will receive an additional 5.25% increase on their 2021-22 […]
Our school board is currently demanding a flat dollar raise for all teachers. This would double the discriminatory effect of a law that already favors only some teachers, by favoring younger employees over older ones in both the percentages and the dollars. We believe that law, and the Board’s proposed flat-dollar […]
Management returned to the bargaining table last Wednesday with their counterproposal to the SC/TA’s last salary proposal. Things did not go well. As you will recall, the SC/TA proposed a 5.75% across-the-board increase for teachers (on top of the .5% already received), with the restoration of the BA+30 and MA+45 […]